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Old 8th October 2020, 10:08 PM
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Anyone that thinks they can just arrive in a foreign country and start working without the correct paperwork is an idiot.

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Go to Haiti, you get 90 day visa on arrival either tourist or business and you can work on a business visa.

But it really is a $%^hole country.

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You can get a short-term temporary work visa to tide you over whilst awaiting the work visa.
Yes IF you get it approved
There is a long list of job types foreigners don't get permit to do normaly. (The only exceptionI know of from jobs at that list is English teaching for you who have it as first language when there is a shortage.)

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One of my side companies back in the US, (before I retired and sold it), manufactured portable water purification systems. In November 2013, just 3 days after the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban, Leyte; we arrived here in the Philippines with nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of our portable water purification systems to donate...we were here helping the people and giving away free products to help with the severe potable water shortage and after just 6 weeks here, the Philippines Government asked us to leave!

We were here assisting people who had lost nearly everything, their homes, businesses, jobs, family members, etc. There was plenty of fresh water around but it was ALL contaminated with sea water and dead bodies floating everywhere and was no longer potable and some officials were more concerned with our lack of work permits...ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!

It's one thing to try to curb illegal workers and such but a humanitarian situation after a devastating natural disaster? Really...so we packed up and left just before Christmas and went back home to keep them from getting their feathers ruffled!
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One of my side companies back in the US, (before I retired and sold it), manufactured portable water purification systems. In November 2013, just 3 days after the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban, Leyte; we arrived here in the Philippines with nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of our portable water purification systems to donate...we were here helping the people and giving away free products to help with the severe potable water shortage and after just 6 weeks here, the Philippines Government asked us to leave!

We were here assisting people who had lost nearly everything, their homes, businesses, jobs, family members, etc. There was plenty of fresh water around but it was ALL contaminated with sea water and dead bodies floating everywhere and was no longer potable and some officials were more concerned with our lack of work permits...ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!

It's one thing to try to curb illegal workers and such but a humanitarian situation after a devastating natural disaster? Really...so we packed up and left just before Christmas and went back home to keep them from getting their feathers ruffled!
What you did wrong js not give the equipment to the government officials to sell in Manila.
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One of my side companies back in the US, (before I retired and sold it), manufactured portable water purification systems. In November 2013, just 3 days after the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban, Leyte; we arrived here in the Philippines with nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of our portable water purification systems to donate...we were here helping the people and giving away free products to help with the severe potable water shortage and after just 6 weeks here, the Philippines Government asked us to leave!
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/Aid workers got so frustrated by officials making thing so hard so they talked about leaving. (I don't know if they did.)
/The custom demanded riicilous high custom fees from aid organisation to let in GIFTS of special vehicles brought to the Philippines because managing driving at roads not driveable by common lorries by the hurricane!!!
/Some of the aid to hurricane victims went to shops in Manila instead.
/A French (?) company, I believe same as them who mass produced fast by a special builing technique emergency homes at Ache after the big tsunami years earlier, offered to built many such in Phils. (Dome houses. Very strong which can manage hurricanes, earthquakes and even flooding (after cleaning). I believe they gave up because of problems to get building permits!!!

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One of my side companies back in the US, (before I retired and sold it), manufactured portable water purification systems. In November 2013, just 3 days after the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban, Leyte; we arrived here in the Philippines with nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of our portable water purification systems to donate...we were here helping the people and giving away free products to help with the severe potable water shortage and after just 6 weeks here, the Philippines Government asked us to leave!

We were here assisting people who had lost nearly everything, their homes, businesses, jobs, family members, etc. There was plenty of fresh water around but it was ALL contaminated with sea water and dead bodies floating everywhere and was no longer potable and some officials were more concerned with our lack of work permits...ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!

It's one thing to try to curb illegal workers and such but a humanitarian situation after a devastating natural disaster? Really...so we packed up and left just before Christmas and went back home to keep them from getting their feathers ruffled!
I was living in Thailand in 2004 when the tsunami hit. There were many volunteers arrested in the aftermath for working without a permit.
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The custom demanded ridiculously high custom fees from aid organization


Customs did the same to my company in 2013...we were here helping their own people, after an absolutely devastating natural disaster and all they can think about was how much money can they extort from us in the process...but it is like Gary D said...I think the problem was, we did not give the corrupt politicians an opportunity to make some quick cash!!!

The same can be said about the corrupt owners of Philippine Airlines who charged us an astronomical fee to transport our water purification systems from Manila to Cebu! Yolanda completely annihilated the airport at Tacloban, Leyte; so we were forced to travel first by air to Cebu and then a ferry to Ormoc City and then by land to our destination and Philippine Airlines ripped us for a HUGE amount of money because our cargo was over our personal passenger limit! We pleaded with them and asked to speak to someone in charge and we explained what the items were and NO ONE CARED!!! They just saw an opportunity to make some additional money...and the plane was nearly empty!!!!!

And the sad part was...the money taken from us by Customs and Philippine Airlines was coming out of our volunteers' living expenses! We knew up front that the area was devastated and there would be very little food available in the area and we knew we would need to pack in most of our supplies for the duration of our trip. that extorted money seriously compromised our humanitarian efforts...but we prevailed and were successful despite their efforts to profit off of the plight of their own people!
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Customs did the same to my company in 2013...we were here helping their own people, after an absolutely devastating natural disaster
It don't suprise me (but it did back then). The list I wrote in my earlier post was some of what I know about the handling after the hurricane Yolanda 2013.

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And let's hope/pray with the current government sh1t like this has been curtailed and OMO.

cheers, Steve.

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And let's hope/pray with the current government sh1t like this has been curtailed and OMO.

cheers, Steve.
Rather soon after Duterte got elected he fired both the highest boss of LTO and custom for corruption. (Perhaps because of incompetence for the LTO for not solving new licence plates?) Fired some more in high positions e g a Police boss, and had a long list of police, jugdes an mayors suspected for serious corruption, but I don't know if anything happened with them in the list. (Except them involved in drug criminality as e g a mayor at Leyte.)

Anyone knowing if it has become any improvemments by this?

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